L’initiative de perfectionnement du leadership

Kenora/Rainy River District

The following services and sessions are available on a first come first serve basis. Services and sessions for families, children and youth are designed specifically for children and youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder; priority will be given to families that are not currently receiving services. Travel support may be provided for some sessions. Please note there is limited capacity (please see available spaces per sessions below).

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.

Positive Connections

The Talk is for Everyone – Sexual Health and Relationship Education for All Ages and Abilities

Access to accurate, effective and meaningful sexual health education is the most effective way to help prevent sexual abuse and develop safer sexual decision-making. This workshop will: review typical sexual health development, address common barriers and misconceptions, demonstrate some ways that knowledge and skills can be taught to people with unique learning needs and review effective ways to answer questions from children and youth. Time for participant questions will also be available.

Provided By:
Landa Fox MA, BCBA, Certified Sexual Health Educator

Session Dates:
Wednesday March 18, 2020 5pm – 7pm

Who is Eligible:
Children or Youth and Parents/Caregivers

Location:
Delivered online via ZOOM

Available Spaces:
20

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


CHILD & COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Travelling Consultation Clinic

This consultation clinic is for families looking to teach their child a new skill or who are looking for support with decreasing challenging behaviour their child engages in. Families will participate in a workshop on the basic principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and will have the opportunity to meet with a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst to discuss strategies they can use to support their child.

Provided By:
Child & Community Resources

Session Dates:
Sioux Lookout

March 11, 2020 at 9:30am – 12pm – ABA Who, What, When, Where, Why Workshop **families participating in the 1:1 consultations must attend this workshop
March 11, 2020 at 12:30pm – 6pm – 1:1 Parent Consultations (approx. 45min-1 hour each)
*Participants must attend all sessions

Sioux Lookout Location: TBD

Fort Frances

March 23, 2020 at 9:30am – 12pm – ABA Who, What, When, Where, Why Workshop
March 23, 2020 at 12:30pm – 5pm – 1:1 Consultations (Consultation time to be booked)**
March 24, 2020 at 9:30am – 12pm – Toileting Workshop
This 2-hour group workshop (Toileting Workshop) will discuss strategies that are proven effective when teaching toileting skills. Participants will walk away with the knowledge of steps of toilet training, teaching strategies for toileting, common problems that may arise and evidence based strategies to implement during the toilet training journey
*Participants must attend all sessions

Fort Frances Location:
Kenora Rainy River, Child and Family Services
Suit 200 – 240 First Street East, Fort Frances Ontario P9A 1K5
March 23 Workshop: KRR Boardroom
March 23 1:1 Consultations: KRR Family Room#1

Dryden

March 25, 2020 at 9:30am – 12pm – ABA Who, What, When, Where, Why Workshop
March 25, 2020 at 12:30pm – 5pm – 1:1 Consultations (Consultation time to be booked)
*Participants must attend all sessions

Dryden Location: FIREFLY office, 75C Van Horne Avenue, Dryden, ON P8N 2B2

Kenora

March 26, 2020 at 9:30am – 12pm – ABA Who, What, When, Where, Why Workshop
March 26, 2020 at 12:30pm – 5pm – 1:1 Consultations (Consultation time to be booked)
*Participants must attend all sessions

Kenora Location: FIREFLY office, 820 Lakeview Drive, Kenora, ON P9N 3P7

Who is Eligible:
Parents or Caregivers

Available Spaces:
5 per session

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


SURREY PLACE

Family Services and Training – Parenting for Success

A wide range of topics will be made available to construct a personalized learning curriculum. Each session consists of a 2-hour group workshop for caregivers and a 1-hour individualized follow-up session. Workshops include current, evidence-based information and are facilitated by experienced staff. Follow-up sessions focus on each family’s individualized goals and help caregivers plan to apply their learning to their own families and home or community environments.

Please view available workshops below, and register for the workshop or workshops of your choice.

Provided By:
Surrey Place

Workshop 1 (TWO OPTIONS):

Healthy Sleep Habits
There is a wide range of information related to diet and nutrition for individuals with autism available to caregivers. Filtering through the vast amount of information on this topic may be challenging. In this workshop families will discuss well researched information regarding nutritional considerations, common eating challenges around mealtime routines such as picky eating and sitting at the table for meals, and learn behavioural strategies to address them.

Session Dates:
Workshop: February 25, 2020 at 10:00am – 12:00pm CST
Follow-up: March 3, 2020 at 10:00am – 5:00pm CST (1 hour per family)
*Participants must attend all sessions

Who is Eligible:
Appropriate for families with children 0-18

Location:

Delivered via ZOOM (follow-up will be over the phone)

OR

Parent Advocacy
This workshop explores the 7 key principles of being an advocate based on the book, “The Everyday Advocate,” written by child advocate, lawyer and the parent of a child with autism, Areva Martin. Families will have the opportunity to participate in discussions and interactive activities to learn how to put the 7 principles into practice.

Session Dates:
Workshop: February 25, 2020 from 10:00am – 12:00pm EST
Follow-up: March 3, 2020 at 10:00am – 5:00pm EST
*Participants must attend all sessions

Who is Eligible:
Appropriate for families with children 0-18

Location:
Delivered online via ZOOM (follow-up will be over the phone)

Available Spaces:
12

Workshop 2 (TWO OPTIONS):

Eating and Mealtime Routines
There is a wide range of information related to diet and nutrition for individuals with autism available to caregivers. Filtering through the vast amount of information on this topic may be challenging. In this workshop families will discuss well researched information regarding nutritional considerations, common eating challenges around mealtime routines such as picky eating and sitting at the table for meals, and learn behavioural strategies to address them.

Session Dates:
Workshop: March 10, 2020 10:00am – 12:00pm CST
Follow-up: March 17, 2020 10:00am – 5:00pm CST (1 hour per family)
*Participants must attend all sessions

Who is Eligible:
Appropriate for families with children 0-18

Location:
Delivered online via ZOOM (follow-up will be over the phone)

OR

Social Skills: Supporting Your Child to Make Friends
Would you like to help your child improve their interactions with others? This workshop will highlight practical teaching strategies to enhance interactions with peers and methods to ensure these skills are generalized to other environments. Common social skills such as greetings, sharing, initiating and maintaining interactions, and having back and forth conversations will be discussed. This session is appropriate for caregivers that have children with a functional communication system and are of school age or older.

Session Dates:
Workshop: March 10, 2020 10:00am – 12:00pm EST
Follow-up: March 17, 2020 10:00am – 5:00pm EST (1 hour per family)
*Participants must attend all sessions

Who is Eligible:
Appropriate for families with children 0-18

Location:
Delivered online via ZOOM (follow-up will be over the phone)

Available Spaces:
12

Workshop 3 (TWO OPTIONS):

Getting Started with Toilet Training
Are you thinking about toilet training your child? Are you overwhelmed with the thought of your child moving out of diapers? In this workshop, caregivers will learn about signs of readiness, different toilet training methods, and teaching strategies that can help with the toileting process. Families will also have an opportunity to develop an individual plan to get started with their child. This session is most appropriate for families of young children that have not yet started the toilet training process, or who have recently started and would like some additional support.

Session Dates:
Workshop: March 24, 2020 10:00am – 12:00pm CST
Follow-up: March 31, 2020 10:00am – 5:00pm CST (1 hour per family)
*Participants must attend all sessions

Who is Eligible:
Appropriate for families with children 0-18

Location:
Delivered online via ZOOM (follow-up will be over the phone)

OR

Daily Living Skills: Increasing Independence
Teaching independent living skills to children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders is incredibly important as these skills give them greater control over their lives and offer more choices for the future. In this workshop families will learn about the variables that influence the learning of self-help skills and different strategies used to teach these skills. Parents will also have the opportunity to create a practical teaching plan for their own child.

Session Dates:
Workshop: March 24, 2020 10:00am – 12:00pm EST
Follow-up: March 31, 2020 10:00am – 5:00pm EST (1 hour per family)
*Participants must attend all sessions

Who is Eligible:
Appropriate for families with children 0-18

Location:
Delivered online via ZOOM (follow-up will be over the phone)

Available Spaces:
12

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


Family Services and Training – Project ImPACT (Improving Parents as Communication Teachers)

A Naturalistic Developmental Behavioural Intervention (NDBI) program for parents and their young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder aimed at increasing early skill development. It uses a combination of developmental and behavioural strategies to teach parents how to increase their child’s social and communication skills. The 12-session program consists of alternating 2-hour parent group workshops and 1-hour one on one coaching sessions with parent(s) and their child each week.

Provided By:
Surrey Place

Session Dates:
Workshop every Monday for 6 weeks starting February 24, 2020 5pm – 7pm
1:1 Coaching Sessions Every Wednesday for 6 weeks starting February 26, 2020 in am & pm
*Participants must attend all sessions

Who is Eligible:
Appropriate for families with children 0-6

Location:
Kenora

Also available ONLINE delivered via ZOOM workshop only (1:1 coaching session remains in person)

Available Spaces:

In person 12 and via ZOOM unlimited

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


Professionals – Just the Essentials, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)

This course offers in depth coverage of key behavioural processes common to a range of behavioural interventions, introductory coverage of communications, life skills, 1:1 and small group interventions. Introduction to key behavioural principles and procedures overview.

Provided By:
Surrey Place

Session Dates:
March 30 – April 3, 2020 at 9:30am – 4pm
*Participants must attend all sessions

Who is Eligible:
Newly hired employees and/or refresher for experienced staff.  Parents and family members are welcome to attend.

Location:
Kenora

Available Spaces:
12

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


Behavioural Services

The Clinic Week option allows families, together with their local treatment team (if applicable), to work across 4 consecutive mornings or afternoons in collaboration with a Surrey Place clinical team, composed of a BCBA and Therapist. The goal of the clinic week is to complete a preliminary curriculum assessment of the child’s areas of strength and need and help the family identify immediate goals. The first clinic day consists of the BCBA and Therapist meeting the family, client, and members of the local team to gather relevant history, conduct observations, and plan the assessment. During the second and third clinic days, the Therapist will work with the client, family, and local team to conduct the needs assessment. During the fourth day, the BCBA and Therapist will again meet with the family, client, and local team (if applicable), to review observations from the week and written recommendations. A telephone call within 2 weeks is available to follow-up on questions that may have arisen from the recommendations. Should intervention be recommended, ongoing supervision needs for implementation will be discussed. In complex cases, recommendations to identify local community supports to provide the intervention and supervision may be necessary.

Provided By:
Surrey Place

Session Dates:
March 16 – 20, 2020 at 9am – 4pm

Who is Eligible:
No exclusionary criteria

Location:
Kenora

Available Spaces:
4

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


LAUNCH BEHAVIOURAL HEALTH DALTON ASSOCIATES

School Readiness Skills for Children with ASD

The transition to school for children with ASD can be challenging for parents, families, and caregivers. This workshop will discuss essential skills that lead to success in the classroom and provide helpful strategies to prepare for the transition into JK, SK or Grade 1.

Provided By:
Launch Behavioural Health Lead by Joan Broto, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Session Dates:
February 24, 2020 at 7pm – 9pm
February 27, 2020 at 6pm – 8pm
March 9, 2020 at 6pm – 8pm
March 26, 2020 at 6pm – 8pm
*Participants may choose one session

Who is Eligible:
Parents, Families and Caregivers

Location:
Delivered online via ZOOM

Available Spaces:
30 participants per session

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.